Mobile blogging (moblogging) is a method of publishing to a website or blog from a mobile phone or other handheld device. A moblog helps habitual bloggers to post write-ups directly from their phones even when on the move. Mobile blogging has been made possible by technological convergence, as bloggers have been able to write, record and upload different media all from a single, mobile device.
Mobile blogging is popular among people with camera phones which allow them to e-mail/MMS or SMS photos and video that then appear as entries on a web site, or to use mobile browsers to publish content directly to any blogging platform with Mobile Posting compatibility.
One of the precursors to a "moblog" was the development of a wearable photographic device by Steve Mann of the University of Toronto. Termed "domewear", the intention was for human rights workers to wear the devices to take photographic and video evidence of dangerous situations while avoiding being targeted for using traditional cameras. The first recorded example of moblogging was on 1995 February 22, when Steve Mann posted text from his wearable mobile computer to his weblog server, together with video (image sequence). The term moblogging, however, wasn't coined until 2002, by Adam Greenfield.
Mobile blogging is particularly helpful to tourists and travellers when access to a computer with Internet connection may be difficult. The traveller can snap photos and with a GPRS or a WAP-enabled phone can easily upload such pictures with text descriptions directly to his or her blog. If the camera phone is equipped for Autogeotagging, the blog may be able to show a map of the locations.
A moblog platform offers the capability to use a phone for administration, editing and writing from a phone or smartphone browser. There are services and platforms which present different versions of a blog administration interface based on user agent.